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Review: Wonder Woman: Warbringer - Leigh Bardugo

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Series: DC Icons #1
My rating: {★★★★★}

YA Fantasy
Published August 29th 2017 by Random House Books for Young Readers

Source: Purchased
Daughter of immortals.

Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may have doomed the world.

Daughter of death.

Alia Keralis just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted by people who think her very existence could spark a world war. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and mi…

Review: Sky in the Deep - Adrienne Young

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
My rating: {★★★☆☆}

Young Adult Fantasy
Expected publication: April 24th 2018 by Wednesday Books

Source: ARC received from Publisher via NetGalley

Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago.

Faced with her brother's betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family.

She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fig…

Review: Bride of the Sea - Emma Hamm

Bride of the Sea by Emma Hamm
Series: The Otherworld #3
My rating: {★★★★☆}

Adult Fantasy
Published April 3rd 2018

Source: ARC received from Author
The Little Mermaid meets Irish Mythology in this retelling of the beloved classic… The first Companion Novel in the Otherworld Series

Once upon a time…

Saoirse dreams of land. Her father has other plans, and intends to marry her off as soon as possible. When a ship sinks near her home, she carries the only surviving sailor to a faerie blessed isle and plans her escape. Who better to help her than a man with few scruples and little cares in the world?

Manus dreams of the sea. He spent every coin in his pockets to get back on a ship but never expected the vessel to sink. When a merrow saves him, he realizes the chance meeting is an opportunity. She could make him rich and become his good luck charm, so the legends say. Now, he just needs to get off the isle she’s trapped him on.

They intend to use each other, but find their souls drawn tog…

Book Blitz: The Blood Curse - Annette Marie

I'm so pleased to be able to participate in the Book Blitz for the latest release of one of my all-time favourite authors! The Blood Curse is the third and final book in the Spell Weaver trilogy and my review can be found here. As always my love for all things Annette Marie knows no bounds, so please - you have to read this series!

The Blood Curse
Annette Marie
Publication date: March 30th 2018
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
When Clio conned her way into the Underworld, her job was to steal magic that could protect her homeland. Instead, she escaped with the rebel son of a notorious spell weaver family.
And in the process, she exposed his most calamitous spell, putting her people—and all magic—in peril.
Now she and Lyre face two impossible feats: recover his creation, and do it before his family catches up to them. But when the spell is unleashed with devastating results, caution is no longer an option.
Clio and Lyre’s only chance lies in combining their strength, but to make it out a…

The Wrap-Up: March Edition

Welcome to my monthly wrap-up! I hope that you've had a great month. 
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I try to link all book covers to Goodreads or to my review (if there is one) which is in turn linked to Goodreads.

Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate it! It's quite crazy to think that we're 25% done with this year already!

March was a crazy month for me again! I'm beginning to think crazy is just my new normal and that I should get used to it!  I did however manage to finish seven books somehow and stay fairly on track with my reading goals for the year. Blogging-wise it was pretty slow but I'm not as far behind as I was when I started the year... So maybe that's a win?

So what happened in March? My little family and I travelled to Indonesia to meet up with my Dad and his family there. It was an amazing trip and we're all already plann…